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Teaching Reasoning Activities and Games for the Classroom By Laurel Hecker, Julia A. Simms, and Ming Lee Newcomb Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Teach students essential skills with engaging activities. Explore key reasoning skills from the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and strategies for teaching them to students. Then, discover fun, research-based games and activities to reinforce students’ reasoning skills. This practical text provides clear guidance for incorporating these tools into your classroom to prepare students for academic and lifetime success. 312 pages

• Help students develop the ability to critically analyze evidence and draw valid conclusions.

• Refine students’ reasoning skills—using a combination of analytical and intuitive reasoning— to help them prosper in 21st century colleges and workplaces.

• Gain classroom games and activities to support reasoning lessons.

• Provide students with the tools to reinforce their reasoning and relay complex information. 53MCC–BKL027 $34.95 ISBN 978-0-9903458-1-7

Teaching Argumentation Activities and Games for the Classroom By Katie Rogers and Julia A. Simms Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Ensure students develop the argumentation and critical-thinking skills they need for academic and lifetime success. Discover 10 fun, engaging activities and games for teaching argumentation that align with the CCSS. Incorporate these tools into your instruction to help students develop their ability to present and support claims, distinguish fact and opinion, identify errors in reasoning, and debate constructively. 256 pages

• Obtain games and activities to support instruction and teach argumentation skills.

• Help students develop the critical-thinking skills necessary to lead informed lives.

• Facilitate classroom discussions about various topics—including difficult ones—to prepare students for democratic life.

• Provide students with the tools to build effective arguments and relay complex information.

• Access reproducibles including question cards, memory cards, evidence organizers, answer keys, and more. 53MCC–BKL021 $34.95 ISBN 978-1-935249-30-6



Questioning Sequences in the Classroom By Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms Ask targeted questions to enhance students’ reasoning skills and increase rigor in classrooms. Use a four-phase questioning sequence to help students make claims, build sound arguments, and provide evidence to support their points. You’ll discover how to coordinate sequences to elicit students’ prior knowledge, prompt the discovery of new information, and deepen and extend students’ learning in all content areas. 160 pages

• Master the four phases of questioning sequences, and understand their effectiveness for student success.

• Encourage students to use higher-order thinking and knowledge-application skills.

• Learn to ask meaningful questions that deepen student understanding on new concepts and spark students’ desire to learn more.

• Cultivate classroom questioning practices that reinforce the cognitive skills required by the Common Core State Standards.

• Discover strategies for employing questioning sequences for both single class periods and for lessons that span several days. 53MCC–BKL018 $24.95 ISBN 978-0-9858902-6-1

Dr. Marzano’s tips An effective questioning sequence involves four phases: Details




Each phase is equally important, and together the phases move students toward making authentic claims and providing evidence for them—the heart of argumentation. Questioning sequences should be based on the established instructional goals for a unit, which are derived from a set of standards.

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The Art and Science of Teaching A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction By Robert J. Marzano Discover a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. Filled with charts, rubrics, and organizers, this user-friendly guide will help teachers develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve that dynamic fusion of art and science that results in exceptional teaching and learning. 220 pages 53MCC–BKC250 $26.95 ISBN 978-1-416605-71-3

The Highly Engaged Classroom By Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering With Tammy Heflebower

Bestseller Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This basic premise drives The Highly Engaged Classroom, a self-study text that provides in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception. 240 pages 53MCC–BKL005 $29.95 ISBN 978-0-9822592-4-5

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Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills By Robert J. Marzano and Tammy Heflebower As the 21st century unfolds, the pace of change in the world is accelerating. The authors believe a combination of cognitive skills (skills students will need to succeed academically) and conative skills (skills students will need to succeed interpersonally) is necessary for the 21st century. This clear, practical guide presents a model of instruction and assessment based on these skills. 264 pages 53MCC–BKL009 $34.95 ISBN 978-0-9833512-0-7

Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives By Robert J. Marzano Bestseller Design and teach effective learning goals and objectives by following strategies based on the strongest research available. This first book in The Classroom Strategies Series includes a summary of key research behind these classroom practices and shows how to implement them using step-by-step hands-on strategies. Short quizzes help readers assess their understanding of the instructional best practices explained in each section. 152 pages 53MCC–BKL001 $24.95 ISBN 978-0-9822592-0-7



A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading By Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick

Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading

With Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens

By Robert J. Marzano

Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Assess and report student performance with standards-based grading rather than using traditional systems that incorporate nonacademic factors. Learn to assess and report performance based on prioritized standards, and gain effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress. 144 pages

Bestseller Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading. This book explains how to design, interpret, and systematically use three different types of formative assessments and how to track student progress and assign meaningful grades. 184 pages 53MCC–BKL003 $29.95 ISBN 978-0-9822592-2-1

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Vocabulary for the New Science Standards By Robert J. Marzano, Katie Rogers, and Julia A. Simms Impact science education with direct vocabulary instruction. With this three-part resource, you’ll discover a six-step process for successfully incorporating vocabulary from the science standards into student learning. Identify the crucial aspects of vocabulary education, and learn targeted strategies to actively engage students. 240 pages

• Recognize the importance of vocabulary instruction on student reading ability and academic achievement.

• Gain access to self-evaluation scales that students can use to score their degree of understanding.

• Select from a menu of vocabulary words related to crosscutting practices and concepts, cognitive processes, and domain-specific science terms to enhance student learning from grade to grade.

• Discover the components and support needed to implement a systemwide vocabulary program.

• Create a system of assessment that tracks student progress with vocabulary from the science standards as they learn. 53MCC–BKL026 $29.95 ISBN 978-0-9913748-9-2

Dr. Marzano’s tips Vocabulary games can be simple or complex, and might occupy a short amount of time or be extended across multiple class periods.

Vocabulary Games for the Classroom By Lindsay Carleton and Robert J. Marzano

Bestseller Make direct vocabulary instruction fun and successful with this simple, straightforward, and easy-to-use book. Hundreds of critical vocabulary terms handpicked by Dr. Marzano cover four content areas and all grade levels. Each game identifies the appropriate grade level and subject area, as well as whether or not the students should already be familiar with the vocabulary. 272 pages 53MCC–BKL007 $34.95 ISBN 978-0-9822592-6-9

Short, simple games might involve sharing puns or jokes featuring vocabulary terms, while longer-term activities might include structured games or the use of conceptual word walls, where words are grouped into semantic categories. From pages 42–43 of Vocabulary for the New Science Standards



Vocabulary for the Common Core By Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms Bestseller The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource. Work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and contentarea terms taken directly from the mathematics and English language arts standards. 280 pages

• Learn to incorporate CCSS vocabulary into teaching and student learning.

• Recognize the impact that quality vocabulary instruction can make on reading ability, mental process, and academic achievement.

• Understand how students learn vocabulary.

• Make academic and content-area terms from the CCSS relevant to students.

• Create a system of assessment that tracks students’ progress with CCSS vocabulary. 53MCC–BKL014 $34.95 ISBN 978-0-9858902-2-3

Dr. Marzano’s tips Students’ vocabulary knowledge is directly linked to their success in school.

Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction & Assessment By Robert J. Marzano, David C. Yanoski, Jan K. Hoegh, and Julia A. Simms With Tammy Heflebower and Phil Warrick

Bestseller Discover how to weave an in-depth understanding of the Common Core into successful classroom practice with this two-part resource. You’ll learn how to power the standards with guided assessment and measure student progress in a way that accurately reflects learning. Included are hundreds of ready-to-use, researchbased proficiency scales for both English language arts and mathematics. 304 pages

Not only is vocabulary an important part of reading comprehension, but knowing what words mean also allows students to make connections between previously learned information (background knowledge) and new information. Studies have shown that students with greater background knowledge about a topic learn more, remember more, and are more interested in what they are learning. From page 5 of Vocabulary for the Common Core

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A Handbook for High Reliability Schools The Next Step in School Reform By Robert J. Marzano, Phil Warrick, and Julia A. Simms With David Livingston, Pam Livingston, Fred Pleis, Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Sonny Magaña

Usher in the new era of school reform. The authors help you transform your schools into organizations that take proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of your schools. Each chapter includes what actions should be taken at each level. 152 pages 53MCC–BKL020 $24.95 ISBN 978-0-9833512-7-6

Dr. Marzano’s tips In order to know what to work on and to measure their success at each level, school leaders need ways to assess their school’s current status, gauge their progress through each level, and confirm successful achievement of each level. Leading and lagging indicators are useful to these ends. Leading indicators show what a school should work on to achieve a high reliability level (they provide direction). For example, at level 1, one leading indicator is “Faculty and staff perceive the school environment as safe and orderly.” School leaders can use a survey to measure the extent to which faculty and staff perceive the school environment as safe and orderly. Lagging indicators are the evidence a school gives to validate its achievement of a high reliability level (they provide proof). For example, at level 1, a school where the faculty and staff do not perceive the school environment as safe and orderly (a leading indicator) might formulate the following lagging indicator to measure their progress toward a safe and orderly environment: “Few, if any, incidents occur in which rules and procedures are not followed.” From pages 4–5 of A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

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By Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano Bestseller Together, the authors focus on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and address how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms. 248 pages

• Explore the authors’ expertise and many years of experience in one comprehensive volume on leadership.

• Gain proven strategies for school improvement based on the most up-to-date research.

• Focus on how district and school leaders create the conditions to support the collaborative culture of a professional learning community (PLC).

• Examine the specific work that teachers undertake as members of PLCs. 53MCC–BKF455 $24.95 ISBN 978-1-935542-66-7

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Supervising the Art and Science of Teaching Developing Expert Teachers

A New Approach to Lesson Observation and Lesson Design

Featuring Robert J. Marzano

Featuring Robert J. Marzano

Gain a blueprint for how schools and districts can develop teacher expertise. Beginning with the premise that excellent teachers are made, not born, Dr. Marzano walks through research-based techniques on how districts and schools can emphasize professional growth, with ties to teacher evaluation. 130-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

This fully loaded presentation delivers Dr. Marzano’s best and most effective strategies for lesson design and observation. After outlining 10 critical areas of instructional practice, he guides you through practical design questions, fundamental segments of classroom instruction, and a protocol for monthly reflective practice meetings. 90-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

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Supporting Beginning Teachers By Tina H. Boogren Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Give new teachers the time and professional guidance they need to become expert teachers. Investigate key research, and examine the four types of support—physical, emotional, instructional, and institutional—that are crucial during a teacher’s first year in the classroom. Discover essential strategies for K–12 mentors, coaches, and school leaders to develop an effective mentoring program schoolwide. 120 pages

• Review research related to high teacher turnover rates.

• Consider the important components and new-teacher supports that school leaders should have at the forefront of mentoring programs.

• Learn how to ascertain which teachers have the skills and experience to be effective mentors and how these mentors can form prosperous relationships with their mentees.

• Answer chapter-ending comprehension questions to retain each chapter’s main topics.

• Read the author’s personal essays from her first year of teaching, each accompanied by questions that mentors and mentees can use to spark discussion. 53MCC–BKL023 $19.95 ISBN 978-0-9838152-3-5

Managing the Inner World of Teaching Emotions, Interpretations, and Actions By Robert J. Marzano and Jana S. Marzano Cultivate a positive mindset, and choose productive actions by examining your emotions and interpretations in the classroom. By investigating three management phases—awareness, analysis, and choice—teachers can become mindful of factors that influence their interactions with students and learn a process for ensuring positive outcomes. You’ll gain concrete strategies and activities that enhance classroom practice and impact student learning.

• Develop a deep understanding of the human mind.

• Self-assess your mental state in regard to career, family, and friends.

• Understand how to use the three-phase management process every day to ensure success.

• Identify and stay true to your moral purpose and ideals to cultivate personal and professional satisfaction.

• Gain strategies and activities to enhance the lives of students, and learn to honor each student’s self-system. 53MCC–BKL028 $24.95 ISBN 978-0-9903458-3-1


Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Coaching Classroom Instruction

By Robert J. Marzano

By Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms

With Tina H. Boogren, Tammy Heflebower, Jessica Kanold-McIntyre, and Debra J. Pickering


With Tom Roy, Tammy Heflebower, and Phil Warrick

Bestseller Just as successful athletes must identify strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and engage in focused practice to meet their goals, so must teachers. Learn how to combine a model of effective instruction with goal setting, focused practice, focused feedback, and observations to improve your instructional practices. Included are 280 strategies related to the 41 elements of effective teaching shown to enhance student achievement. 256 pages

A must-have resource for coaches, leaders, and teams, this book covers approaches for boosting professional growth and macrostrategies that are responsive to student needs. Learn how to offer targeted feedback to teachers, empowering them to identify how they can improve their knowledge and skill. Step-by-step guidelines will help teachers increase their performance on the 280 research-based strategies from Becoming a Reflective Teacher. 272 pages

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Dr. Marzano’s tips Coaching should emphasize growth and learning.

Effective Supervision Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching By Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston It’s true that even modest improvements in teacher effectiveness can lead to impressive gains in student achievement. But what hasn’t been clear is what exactly district leaders should do to encourage and support teachers in practicing the art and science of great teaching . . . until now. Like in his landmark book The Art and Science of Teaching, Robert J. Marzano and his coauthors once again make a definitive case based on extensive research. 183 pages 53MCC–BKC410 $27.95 ISBN 978-1-416611-55-4

One way to transform a coaching environment from threatening to nonthreatening is to transition feedback based on evaluation into feedback emphasizing inquiry and learning. Research has found that coaching cultures that focus on weaknesses or “fixing” particular qualities of a coachee are ineffective. Coaches should try to focus on encouraging the positive rather than emphasizing the negative. In fact, environments that favor personal growth and learning over assessment and evaluation greatly reduce anxiety within the coaching relationship and foster a more effective and functional relationship between coach and coachee. From page 9 of Coaching Classroom Instruction

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Enhancing the Art & Science of Teaching With Technology By Sonny Magaña and Robert J. Marzano

Bestseller Successfully leverage technology to enhance classroom practices with this practical resource. The authors demonstrate the importance of educational technology, which is quickly becoming an essential component in effective teaching. Included are over 100 organized classroom strategies, vignettes that show each section’s strategies in action, and a glossary of classroom-relevant technology terms. Key research is summarized and translated into classroom recommendations. 216 pages

• Gain a greater understanding of the theory and research behind technology and how it enhances teaching practices.

• Discover how to seamlessly incorporate technology into your current instruction.

• Explore the 41 elements of effective teaching to boost students’ academic achievement. 53MCC–BKL017 $29.95 ISBN 978-0-9858902-4-7

Dr. Marzano’s tips Create online scavenger hunts that prompt students to explore, compare and contrast, classify, evaluate, and otherwise deepen their knowledge of content learned in class. Students might explore sites such as or to find videos that pertain to topics they have learned about in class. For example, middle school students who are well-versed in the process of paragraph writing can compare and contrast videos about paragraph structure from various websites to critique the quality and helpfulness of each. They might use what they have learned to create their own video explaining how to structure an effective paragraph. Alternatively, students can use multimedia tools to gather nonlinguistic representations of knowledge. Students might use cameras on smartphones or tablets to create collages that relate to the instructional content. From page 72 of Enhancing the Art & Science of Teaching With Technology


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Awaken the Learner Finding the Source of Effective Education By Darrell Scott and Robert J. Marzano Create a compassionate, caring school environment. Examine how a change in teaching philosophy can help awaken the passion for learning in students. Learn how to promote kindness in the classroom, and understand the power of stories in engaging students. Explore research-based strategies to enhance teacher-student and peer relationships. Discover how to inspire purpose, reach students’ hearts, and cultivate student security, identity, and belonging. 232 pages

• Create safe, welcoming environments that encourage students to be present and positive.

• Explore the importance for educators to both instruct and awaken learners.

• Distinguish between methodical, metaphorical, and mystical truths, and understand the role each plays in awakening the learner.

• Teach essential cognitive skills that align with the Common Core State Standards.

• Promote student engagement using the self-system. 53MCC–BKL022 $24.95 ISBN 978-0-9913748-1-6

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Strategies for Awakening the Learner By Robert J. Marzano and Darrell Scott Engage and motivate every student with compassionate and inspirational teaching. Based on Darrell Scott and Robert J. Marzano’s book, Awaken the Learner, this video and accompanying handout detail practical strategies for creating a classroom environment that helps all students reach their potential. Dr. Marzano presents strong, research-based recommendations for a classroom that accepts and supports students on an individual and personal level and a curriculum that balances knowledge with cognitive, metacognitive, and self-system skills. Schools and districts can help students succeed on every level by cultivating their senses of security, identity, belonging, and purpose. Includes access to a downloadable video and PDF of the handout, which principals and school leaders can use to facilitate professional development in their schools

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